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Police Arrest Three Suspects in Two Separate Shootings

Sept. 27, 2006 — Police have arrested a total of three suspects in two separate shooting incidents that occurred recently on St. Croix.
According to a press release issued Wednesday, Jose Carmona, 22, and Emmanuel Almestica, 19, were arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Sept. 17 in the vicinity of the Candido Guadeloupe Housing Community. Both have been charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree, unauthorized possession of a firearm, assault in the third degree and discharging a firearm.
Police reports state that the two suspects allegedly fired gunshots into a vehicle occupied by three individuals. None of the passengers were injured, however.
Bail has been set at $75,000, the release said.
Gregory Ruiz, 19, has also been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Aug. 15 in William's Delight. According to the release, Ruiz allegedly shot a 15-year-old minor.
"According to police reports, the victim was outside his home when he heard gunshots. He stated that he was approached by two suspects, one of whom shot him in his right thigh. The victim was able to identify the shooter, who was later determined to be Gregory Ruiz," the release said.
Police found live rounds of ammunition when they searched Ruiz's house.
Bail for Ruiz has been set at $10,000.

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